Q: “What was Sputnik?” A: “The first successful intercontinental ballistic missile launched by the Soviet Union; carried a nuclear warhead.”
From AMERICAN ODYSSEY(Glencoe, 1992), TE, P. 479
Q: “Was Truman’s description of the Korean conflict as a ‘police action’ a false image or an accurate image?” A: “it was accurate because the United States easily settled the conflict by using the bomb.”
From AMERICAN VOICES vol. 2 (Scott, 1992). TAE, p. 606
“The Nixon presidency began in triumph and ended in disgrace. The events of those years -the end of the war in Vietnam, the assassinations of King and Kennedy....
From AMERICAN ODYSSEY (Glencoe, 1992). TE, p 688
Source: Educational Research Inc.
A version of this article appeared in the November 20, 1991 edition of Education Week as Examples of Errors In History Textbooks